My Cedar Mountain Adventure

Yesterday I decided I would go out and look for the wild horses on the Cedar Mountains of Utah. There are about 250 horses free roaming on the mountain.The vegetation on the upper elevation of the Cedar Mountains is comprised of junipers. The foothill and valley regions include mixed desert shrubs. Due to range fires during the past 10 years, the area is dominated by cheatgrass.

Wild horses have occupied the Cedar Mountains since the late 1800s. It is suggested that the original stock was controlled by the Standard Horse and Mule Company that provided remounts for the U.S. Army. However, many of the horses on the Cedar Mountains are descendants of horses that were turned loose or escaped from nearby ranches.

The dominant colors within the herd area are bay and black. Other colors found are sorrel, red and blue roan, buckskin, gray, palomino, and pinto.

The wild horses on the Cedars are classified as average in size. Mares weigh 750 to 800 pounds and stallions weigh 850 to 1000 pounds.

These horses would not let you near them but here are some pictures from my day!

As you can see, it was very short lived but I will go out again!

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